The calmbirth® philosophy is based on the belief that pregnancy, labour and birth are normal life events and that birth is a natural process. The calmbirth® workshops draw on contemporary birth physiology and neuroscience giving couples a greater understanding of the birthing process whilst aiming to understand and reduce fear and anxiety. With greater knowledge and understanding, women and their partners are able to feel confident to make informed decisions around their birth choices.
The workshops combine an understanding of the birthing process, the hormones of labour and birth and practical skills for managing pain, sensations and challenges of labour, that include breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, positioning and massage. Life after birth and the transition to parenthood and the role of the partner/support is also emphasised.
The comprehensive course is complementary to all models of care – private or public, birth centre or home-birth and are not an alternative to the birthing choices you have already made. You will gain practical knowledge and skills whether this is your first or third baby, or hoping to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC). Refresher classes are also available for subsequent pregnancies if you’ve completed the original course.
The cost (in person) is $550 per couple which includes the booklet, downloads and refreshments. ($150 non-refundable deposit secures your enrolment). If the course reverts to online the cost will be reduced.
Weekend workshops run from 9am to approx 4.30pm over two days.
Please click on the booking link below for availability or the option of a waiting list.
** Please be in touch if you are experiencing financial difficulties (there are a limited number of spaces available for those experiencing significant financial hardship due to Covid-19).
Courses when in person will be held at our new venue in Brunswick – PULSE, 149B Glenlyon Rd
8th & 15th of August REGISTER HERE
5th & 12th of September REGISTER HERE
3rd & 10th of October REGISTER HERE
7th & 14th of November REGISTER HERE
5th & 12th of December REGISTER HERE
January 30th & February 6th REGISTER HERE
February 27th & March 6th REGISTER HERE
March 20th & 27th
(No courses in April)
May 15th & 22nd
# Affiliated Private Health Funds that may be applicable for rebates: Teachers Federation Health, NIB, Australian Unity, BUPA Australia, AHM, The Doctors Health Fund, CBHS, GU Health and Defence Health will cover part of the costs of birth education classes run by a Midwife or Midwifery Antenatal Services* depending on your level of cover.
(HCF, Manchester Unity, RT Health, Latrobe Health, GMHBA, Medibank Private do not cover any costs for privately run birth classes).
*If you are a member of any health insurer not mentioned above who guarantees part of the cost of birth classes please contact Sue